John Happel, the Valley News' Fall 2016 intern, photographed migrant worker Valente Reyes harvesting pumpkins at a Newbury, Vt., farm.
Six-Month Photo Internship
The Valley News is currently accepting applications for a six-month photo internship, running from January until the end of June 2017.
The photo intern works with the newspaper's two staff photographers and photo editor, covering a range of assignments and enterprise work.
An award-winning 14,000 daily morning newspaper on the Vermont/New Hampshire border, the Valley News covers a region that includes 46 towns in four counties; its core area includes Hanover, Lebanon and Claremont, N.H., and White River Junction, Vt. The Valley News is owned by Newspapers of New England, a family-owned publisher of seven dailies and weeklies that also includes the Concord Monitor and the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Mass.
The intern is treated as an equal in the newsroom. Interns are expected to be out of the office to find stories, as the rest of the photography staff does. This is where community journalism thrives, an invaluable learning experience whether newspapers are in the photographer's future or not. Those who do well are self-starters and have the curiosity to tell stories through the eyes of the area's residents. Photographers also produce weekly picture pages and long-term projects.
The pay is $400 per week, plus overtime when applicable. Mileage is also reimbursed. In addition to having an insured car, the intern must provide his/her own camera and basic lenses, which the Valley News insures. The newspaper will also cover necessary job-related repairs to the camera and lenses. The newspaper also has pool lighting equipment, Nikon cameras and a sports lens.
How to apply
Please send the following items in either via email or direct mail:
• A portfolio of 20 single images and two stories (with captions) that you feel show why you'd be a good fit for the Valley News
• Cover letter
• Contact information for three references
24 Interchange Drive
West Lebanon, N.H. 03784
NOTE: You are welcome to send a link to your personal website; however, a link to your website does not substitute for the above requirements.
The deadline for applications is December 11, 2016. No phone calls, please.